Archive for November, 2009

November 12, 2009

A borrowed toy

Borrowed a Diana + lens for Nikon from my friend, Doug Pettway.  Its a plastic lens that gives you that funky plastic lens look on digital pictures.  Just playing around with it I made the picture below.  And thanks to Doug for the Lightroom preset I used on the picture, he’s got some cool stuff on his website, check it out!

Inside On A Rainy Day

November 12, 2009

Forecast calls for rain.

I haven’t posted an iShot in awhile.  Used the tilt-shift app for this picture of the rain through a window.


November 10, 2009

Thoughts on portrait photography

LesliePrintThis Saturday a group of photographers I hang out with and I are doing a photoshoot for military families at a local Army base.  This is something that was started by one of our photogs this year and we do this in conjunction with an event called Military Family Appreciation held on the base.  We feel it is a way to do something nice for the men and women who serve in the armed forces and make a lot of sacrifices for our country.  I did a four year stint in the Army years ago and my father was a retired Army officer so I have a good understanding of what soldiers and their families must endure.  I am really looking forward to this and I’ve been working with my lighting to see if I could something different.  I don’t think I came up with anything new but we’ll see.

The picture above is one I made of my wife, Leslie, a few months ago.  She was kind enough to sit for me after a long day of work, another blessing for her being married to a photographer.  But she is always kind and plays along as I tweak my lights and work things out.  In the end I got a picture I really like.  I can only hope that this Saturday I can do some nice pictures for the military families.  Something that will have meaning for someone.



November 5, 2009

Ice Man

I hope to be hanging from a pair of these this winter, weather and work permitting.


November 4, 2009


Next picture in my sports series.

SoccerSmAll I wanted here was shape and texture.  Black and white with a boost in contrast.

November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Halloween Photo WalkHigh ISO with my D700.  I liked the interesting colors I got with this.

November 2, 2009


Doing a little work in the studio this morning.  I’m working on a series of sports equipment.  This, I think, was the easy one.

Golf Club